High School Boulevard

Gas station nixed near Navarre High School

Gas station nixed near Navarre High School

Plans to build a Cefco gas station at the northwest corner of Highway 87 and High School Boulevard were denied Oct. 10. The Zoning Board rejected several variances to the Land Development Code, including a request to cut the required buffer space between residential houses and underground gas tanks by nearly half.   Read the […]

Gas station planned near high school entrance

Gas station planned near high school entrance

Owners of the property on the northeast corner of Highway 87 and High School Boulevard are seeking to construct a gas station at the site, but county codes mean the development has a few hurdles in its path. The project needs approval of four variances from limitation within county law before construction could begin.   […]

Three options offered for Navarre Community Access Road

Three options offered for Navarre Community Access Road

Do not call it an alternative U.S. Highway 98. The Navarre Community Access Road was never meant to be a relief valve for Navarre’s crowded main corridor, according to county officials. Instead, Santa Rosa County spent the past 20 months studying how to improve roadways already impacted by diverted traffic.   Read the full article […]

End of Watch leads ruck through county

End of Watch leads ruck through county

In 2018, 150 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. To honor their sacrifice, teams of volunteers carried 150 pounds of weights for 150 miles across Santa Rosa County last week as part of the second annual End of Watch Memorial Ruck.   Read the full article in the May 23 issue […]

Master runner wins Raider Day 5K

Master runner wins Raider Day 5K

A 44-year-old electronic engineer outsprinted two high school runners Saturday for the win at the second annual Raider Day five-kilometer race. Defending champion Michael Baker broke the tape first, followed by Navarre sophomore Braden Heinke, after more than a mile of surges and side-by-side duels. Read the full article in the April 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Crestview pair takes top spots in Raider Run 5K

Crestview pair takes top spots in Raider Run 5K

More than 200 people competed in the 13th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration Saturday. They elected to complete either a 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer distance. The runs are held annually, and the proceeds return to the community as $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors along the Alabama and Florida Emerald Coast. Read […]

Access road could clash with neighborhood needs

Access road could clash with neighborhood needs

Fueled by continued frustration over congestion on U.S. Highway 98, the Santa Rosa County Commission took a step forward Monday toward creating an alternative route. The board approved a feasibility study on the possible construction of a Navarre Community Access Road north of U.S. Highway 98 between Edgewood Drive and Whispering Pines Boulevard. A joint […]

Navarre Double Bridge Run Prep

Navarre Double Bridge Run Prep

With the Pensacola Double Bridge Run (DBR) just weeks away, the Pullum YMCA Running Club has been using the Navarre Causeway to their training advantage. The group runs backroads from the YMCA, located on the corner of High School Blvd. and Pawnee Dr., through the crosswalk intersection across U.S. Highway 98 and over the bridge […]

We run Navarre

We run Navarre

As temperatures drop, Navarre runners come out of their air-conditioned fortresses and start building miles on the pavement again. Locally, there are several opportunities to join in with a group if you’re looking to get your running game going. Michael Bares Sr. runs one of those groups, Navarre Runners, which can be found on Facebook. […]

Teenager arrested for stalking

Teenager arrested for stalking

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Jay Ellis Moore, 19, of Deer Lane in Navarre was arrested for stalking by willfully and repeatedly following and harassing two women while they were driving. A police-assist call came through dispatch in which two women said they were being followed by a blue car. Read the full article in the […]

Garden Club enhances Sheriff’s Office substation

Garden Club enhances Sheriff’s Office substation

On Jan. 15, despite the cold temperatures, the Navarre Garden Club donated several trees to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office District 2, Navarre substation on High School Boulevard in honor of Arbor Day. The trees were donated and planted to show appreciation to the Sheriff’s Office. Read the full article in the Jan. 21 […]

$173K playground in the works

$173K playground in the works

Santa Rosa County Commissioners today are expected to approve $173,882 for a Navarre playground. The board also plans to seek state support to fast-track a community access road study and approve relocation of controversial signage. District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson on Monday asked fellow board members to approve the lowest bid for ADA-compliant playground equipment […]